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As. Pac. J. Mol. Biol. & Biotech., June 2010 Vol. 18 (2)



pg. 237-239 Letter from the Guest Editor.
Modified insects: Risk analysis and public engagement.

S.S. Vasan

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pg. 241-246 Letter to the Editor.
Discussion on the proposed hypothetical risks in relation to open field release of a self-limiting transgenic Aedes aegypti mosquito strains to combat dengue.


Prabhakargouda B. Patil1, Mohammad Shafiul Alam2, Prakash Ghimire3, Renaud Lacroix4, Pahalagedera H. Dona Kusumawathie5, Rajib Chowdhury6, I. Pulikkottil Sunish7, Xu Libo8, Phong Tran Vu9, Moe Myint Aung10, Buyankhishig Burneebaatar11, Kanutcharee Thanispong12, D.V. Dharamsingh13 and Siraj Ahmed Khan14*

1Entomology Research Unit, Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company Ltd, Jalna, 431203, Maharashtra, India;
2Parasitology Laboratory, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B), Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh;
33Central Department of Microbiology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal;
4Oxitec Sdn Bhd, Plaza See Hoy Chan, Suite 1502, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur 50200, Malaysia ;
5Regional Office, Anti Malaria Compaign, Dutugemunu Mawatha, Watapuluwa, Kandy, Sri Lanka;
6WHO Regional Office for South East Asia, World Health House, Indraprastha Estate, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, New Delhi, 110002, India;
7Centre for Research in Medical Entomology, Field Station, 222, Kamaraj Road, Arakandanallur, 605752, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India ;
8Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ), No.a3, Gaobeidian Beilu, Chaoyang, Beijing 100025, China;
9National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, 1 Yersin Street, Hanoi, Vietnam;
10Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Defense Services Medical Academy, Mingaladon, Yangon, Myanmar;
11National Centre for Communicable Disease, NCCD, Campus Nam-Yan-Ju street, 210648, Ulaanbaatar city, Magnolia;
12Bureau of Vector-Borne Disease, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Tiwanon Road, Nonthaburi, Thailand;
13Madurai Institute of Social Sciences, 9, Alagar Koil Road, Madurai, 625002, India;
14Regional Medical Research Centre (NE Region), Dibrugarh, 786001, Assam, India.


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pg. 247-250 Achieving precaution through effective community engagement in research with genetically modified mosquitoes

El Zahabi-Bekdash, Lara1, Lavery, James V 2,3

1 University of Toronto, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, MaRS Center, South Tower, 101 College Street, Suite 406, Toronto,
ON, M5G1L7, Canada;
2 St. Michael’s Hospital, Centre for Research on Inner City Health & Centre for Global Health Research, Keenan Research Centre,
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON, M5B1W8, Canada;
3 University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Joint Centre for Bioethics, 155 College Street, Suite 754, Toronto,
ON, M5T1P8, Canada.


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pg. 251-273 Towards a quantitative assessment of public attitudes to transgenic mosquitoes: Questions based on a qualitative survey in Mali

John M. Marshall1*, Mahamoudou B. Touré2, Mohamed M. Traore2, and Charles E. Taylor 3,4

1Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA;
2Malaria Research and Training Center, University of Bamako, Bamako, Mali;
3Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA;
4Center for Society and Genetics, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA.


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pg. 275-295 Review: Genetic Improvements to the Sterile Insect Technique for Agricultural Pests

Neil I. Morrison1*, Gerald Franz2, Martha Koukidou1, Thomas A. Miller3, Giuseppe Saccone4, Luke S. Alphey1,5, Camilla J. Beech1, Javaregowda Nagaraju6, Gregory S. Simmons7, Lino C. Polito4,8

1Oxitec Ltd, 71 Milton Park, Oxford OX14 4RX, UK;
2Insect Pest Control Laboratory, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria;
3Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA;
4Department of Biological Science, Genetics and Molecular Biology Section, Via Mezzocannone 8, Naples, Italy;
5USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST, 7697 Highway 1, Building 20, Moss Landing CA 95039-9672, USA;
6Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK;
7Institute of Genetics and Biophysics “A. Buzzati-Traverso”, Naples, Italy;
8Fingerprinting & Diagnostics (CDFD/CSIR), ECIL Rd, Nacharam, Hyderabad 500076, India.


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pg. 297-298 Events in the region pertaining to insects and insect-borne diseases

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pg. 299-300 Instructions for Authors

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